I'm a singer-songwriter based in the greater Orlando area. I run my own studio space and specialize in vocal production and ambient dreampop sounds. I can help you finish your lyrics and design the soundscape for your next song. I specialize in taking a song from voice memo demo quality to a full, unique arrangement, ready for distribution.
I have an extensive background in songwriting and arranging, both in sacred and secular music. I have produced for solo artists such as Logan Daniel Garza and closure, as well as worship bands such as LUMINS, Austin Stone Worship, Garden City and SOCO Worship. I also have produced my own projects: EVERS and MASSIVESAD. I am currently recording and producing projects for SOCO Worship, Emma Dahlin and others.
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Interview with Seth Kaye
Q: Tell us about a project you worked on you are especially proud of and why. What was your role?
A: I'm really proud of my MASSIVESAD concept record that I'm releasing one single at a time. The first three tracks are available right now on all streaming platforms. I wrote, arranged and executive-produced all three of the tracks.
Q: What are you working on at the moment?
A: I'm working on a multi EP project of lullabies that I wrote for my nephew and friends while in quarantine last year, and I'm also in the middle of writing, producing and recording a full length concept album (all under the artist name, MASSIVESAD). I'm also working on a couple different productions for a few artists.
Q: Analog or digital and why?
A: Whatever you can get your hands on the easiest and whichever inspires you the most.
Q: What's your 'promise' to your clients?
A: I'll make you something you've never heard before.
Q: What do you like most about your job?
A: Writing new songs and watching them come to life ! Making music out of nothing !
Q: What questions do customers most commonly ask you? What's your answer?
A: Q: How long does it take to start and finish a project. A: It depends on how much time you're willing to invest and how quickly we ride the inspiration.
Q: What's the biggest misconception about what you do?
A: That only the rich guys who work with big name artists are good at this.
Q: What questions do you ask prospective clients?
A: Can you send me a voice memo of the song you're working on ? Who are your favorite artists ?
Q: What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?
A: Call me up and lets talk !
Q: If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?
A: 1. Acoustic Guitar 2. SM7B with a Cloudlifter 3. Scarlett 6i6, latest gen 4. Macbook Pro MAXED OUT RAM 5. A super quiet and solar powered generator or power source for electricity :) (5b. Headphones)
Q: What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?
A: I've been writing songs since I was a little kid swinging and singing on the swing set in my back yard, and I've been playing music (heavy on the keys) since I was 15. I started producing music in college, and have been working consistently on bands, solo projects and church records for the past 10 years.
Q: How would you describe your style?
A: My style is ethereally beautiful cinematic soundscapes with a hint of melancholic dream pop and emotional moments of visceral aggression. I'm big into poetic, deep-cut lyricism and vocal harmonies and modulation.
Q: Which artist would you like to work with and why?
A: I would love to work with Justin Vernon (Bon Iver), Lennon Stella, Amber Bain (The Japanese House), Jillian Banks (Banks), Kimbra Johnson (Kimbra), Aaron Dessner (Big Red Machine), etc. Those are some of the artists and songwriters who have inspired me the most over the years.
Q: What type of music do you usually work on?
A: I usually work on cinematic dreampop, singer-songwriter type works, but I have also spent a large amount of time writing, producing, arranging and performing contemporary worship and meditative music in churches.
Q: What's your strongest skill?
A: My strongest skill is coming up with melodic hooks and harmonies. I can't help it. They just flow. I don't even have to try. The hardest part of my work is capturing everything I hear. It's like trying to catch water from a fire hose in a bucket.
Q: What do you bring to a song?
A: I bring a unique sound and perspective to songs that tends to draw unsurfaced emotions out of people. I know how to connect the heart with the music and how to maintain that connection so that listeners are never left unsatisfied emotionally. I also think my sound is a very unique and experimental ambience that can fit into a large variety of different genres.
Q: What's your typical work process?
A: I typically will hear or listen to something that inspires me, then I sit down with music or lyrics and let my body find its way through the initial discovery of the song. I like to catch a wave of inspiration and try to explore every idea. I also am a huge believer in discipline and sitting down to do the work. It's been said that you have to let inspiration find you working, and I definitely agree.
Q: Tell us about your studio setup.
A: I have an incredibly beautiful live room that is acoustically treated in all the right ways. It's so quiet you might think you've died and gone to heaven when you first walk in and shut the door. I've also got an assortment of mics, midi controllers, synthesizers, vocal fx pedals and guitars that I love to create with. I run all of my projects in Ableton Live 10 Suite.
Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
A: I have always been massively inspired by soundtracks and film scores, so I have a very cinematic feel and approach when creating music. I want the song to tell a story that pulls listeners in and engages their senses all the way through. I'm all about creating moments and spaces for listeners to step into and engage with while their experiencing your song.
Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
A: Most often I work with clients who have written a song, or part of a song, and need to begin producing their art but don't know where to start. I'm especially good at hearing musical ideas at the beginning of a song's creation. I know just where to start and how to build momentum as you craft the song you're working on.